Mag. Dr. Alexander Fritz

Postdoctoral Fellow

INAF - Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica di Milano (IASF)
Via E. Bassini 15
20133 Milano

E-mail : afritz AT
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Most Distant Object detected in the Universe at z~9.4

GRB 090429B
Credit: Gemini Observatory / AURA / Levan, Tanvir, Cucchiara.
Link to ApJ paper:
Cucchiara et al. 2011, ApJ, 736, 7
(doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/736/1/7)

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GRB 090429B The blast from this dying star may have occurred just 520 million years after the big bang. Image: NASA / Swift / Stefan Immler.
GRB 090429B Too faint: The arrow on the HST/ACS color composite shows the location of GRB 090429B. The object is too faint to be detected on the optical images. Credit: Levan / Tanvir / Cucchiara for NASA/Hubble